Coil over vs lowering springs - Audi Forum - Audi Forums for the A4, S4, TT, A3, A6 and more!


Eastern Canada discussion People of the East lead the discussion

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
Old 04-30-2009, 09:22 AM   #1
Audi Forum - Posts like an A4
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 116
heraty_a4 is on a distinguished road
Default Coil over vs lowering springs

Hi guys,

I'm pricing out new rims and was wondering which option you prefer (thinking R8 replicas-19s.) A. $600 for 1.7in drop (tein springs) or B. 2K coil over kit (STaSIS)?

What makes the coil over kit so much better?
Is it a complete suspension tune-up? I'm sure it will last longer than springs.
I'm new to coil overs and don't want to spend 2K just to lower the car.

Any insights/suggestions are appreciated!
Thanks!
heraty_a4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 12:42 PM   #2
Audi Forum - Posts like an A4
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 152
k1e1v1i1n is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Coil over vs lowering springs

u will end up blowing the shocks on the lowering springs if there on there for too long. you could change out your shocks for better 1's but that might end up costing close to the coil over set up and still not be as good.
k1e1v1i1n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 02:11 PM   #3
Audi Forum - Posts like an A4
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 116
heraty_a4 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Coil over vs lowering springs

(wrong forum btw — sorry about that!)

Yeah, I'm not going to consider the lowering springs.
Another question: how big of a drop difference is the sport package when compared to stock a4?
I might get my hands on sport package springs, and the ad states they are 1.5 in lower than stock. Is that true?
heraty_a4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 02:19 PM   #4
Audi Forum - Posts like an A4
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 152
k1e1v1i1n is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Coil over vs lowering springs

i was thinking 1 inch but 1.5 seems like its right too. dont go too low with your car i mean if u like your wheels . and if u have never droped a car before you will have to relearn to drive.
k1e1v1i1n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 02:28 PM   #5
Audi Forum - Posts like an A4
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 116
heraty_a4 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Coil over vs lowering springs

Thanks for that pointer.
1.7 is just about right.

If its 1.5 or lower it's not bad either.
How can I tell if my car has already got the sport package?
heraty_a4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 02:30 PM   #6
Audi Forum - Posts like an A4
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 152
k1e1v1i1n is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Coil over vs lowering springs

u will have the 5 spoke wheels and it wont look like a suv . i only had the wheels and i used drop springs they were nice and i didnt blow a shock but i only had them for like 1 year. u should have 1.5 -2 inches above the wheel if u have the sports package.
k1e1v1i1n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 02:47 PM   #7
Audi Forum - Posts like an A4
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 116
heraty_a4 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Coil over vs lowering springs

yeah! i figured man.
I already have the sports package... i might just not lower my car at all.

now all that's left is to decide.
rims or no rims, zat is ze question!
heraty_a4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 02:50 PM   #8
Audi Forum - Posts like an A4
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 152
k1e1v1i1n is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Coil over vs lowering springs

i like the sport package wheels but i guess thats all up to personal choice.
k1e1v1i1n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2009, 08:15 AM   #9
Audi Forum - Posts like an A4
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 116
heraty_a4 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Coil over vs lowering springs

yeah, i'm with you on that.
buying a place very soon, so the rims might be put on hold.
heraty_a4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 12:49 AM   #10
Audi Forum - Posts like an A5
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto DT
Posts: 354
thealla is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Coil over vs lowering springs

I have Tein S springs on b6 a4...

I regret it (don't do it)

get Tein h or some other springs

Teis s springs lowers your car like crazy....i think.
thealla is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB: B6 Coil Springs From Sport Package acid16v Audi parts for sale & wanted. 2 05-15-2013 09:36 AM
Getting allroad Arnott Coil over Conversion kit to Canada?? Tm775 Eastern Canada discussion 1 10-09-2012 07:14 AM
WTB: Aftermarket coil springs for A4 B7 A4B7Ben Audi parts for sale & wanted. 2 04-02-2012 07:37 PM
2000 S4 Coil Over Kit fishbone Audi S/RS Models 1 06-09-2009 10:57 AM
B&G lowering springs brand new $225 (Passat 1998-2000) 1dirtyharry1 Audi parts for sale & wanted. 3 04-16-2009 02:03 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.